U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > History
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 12-11-2007, 03:26 PM
 
4,740 posts, read 9,360,898 times
Reputation: 4160

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by cil
I read a good review of it in the NYTimes.
That's the kiss of death for me. If they like it, I'm fairly sure I won't.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-11-2007, 04:38 PM
 
Location: in the southwest
13,394 posts, read 42,201,499 times
Reputation: 13461
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reactionary View Post
That's the kiss of death for me. If they like it, I'm fairly sure I won't.
heehee
Upon reading your username, I tend to agree, and when I looked at a more conservative newspaper's review, sure enough, it was mostly negative, though not vehemently so.
Washington Times Book Review of Boom

I also looked at the more liberal Washington Post, and it was negative also, actually worse than the Washington Times--but when I looked at the author who had been a McCarthy supporter and had his own 1968 book, I thought there might have been a wee bit of bias there.
Washington Post review of Boom
And then I looked at the reviews of his book, and they were mixed. The whole thing reminded me of my Best/Worst History thread.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-16-2007, 03:09 AM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
4,585 posts, read 11,492,762 times
Reputation: 6644
I watched the TV special on 1968, the year I graduated from high school...Talk about a flash back...LOL. I lived on the west coast and experienced much I enjoyed the special but it could have covered more, if there was more time. I might have to buy that book if it goes paperback.

I must admit it does make me feel a tad old.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-07-2008, 11:09 PM
 
7,065 posts, read 2,901,481 times
Reputation: 3286
I wanted to watch the show, but I missed it when it was on.


This is me in 1968. Dig those birds on the wall. lol

Last edited by missncr; 02-11-2008 at 04:35 PM..
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-08-2008, 05:45 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
13,394 posts, read 42,201,499 times
Reputation: 13461
Quote:
Originally Posted by missncr View Post
I wanted to watch the show, but I missed it when it was on.


This is me in 1968. Dig those birds on the wall. lol
heh
What a cutie!
I like the picture in the background, whoever that is has her hair done in a "flip" which was de rigeur until the long straight look completely took over.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-08-2008, 07:45 AM
 
28,900 posts, read 49,290,750 times
Reputation: 46331
I think the 60s had some positives, but not many. The Civil Rights Movement and the Women's Rights Movements were good and overdue reforms for society.

But the rest of it has had enormous consequences for us as a society. The 60s altered the individual's relationship with society from participant to client. So much of the social contract that knits us together was abandoned, from the drug culture to free love to anything else you care to name. And I write this as a Libertarian.

Essentially, for about 95% of its participants, the 60s weren't about any great social movement. It was about prolonging adolescence as long as possible.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-08-2008, 09:11 AM
 
7,065 posts, read 2,901,481 times
Reputation: 3286
The picture in the background is my sister.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > History
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:37 AM.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top